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I really don’t like my teenager’s friends. How can I deal with this?

Parenting teenagers can be tough. You might have distaste for your child’s friends, but there is not much you can do to deter friendships,...

Is a rabbit a good pet for my kids?

Rabbits make great pets, especially for children. Just make sure that there is always adult supervision around the little ones because rabbits are quite...

What should I do when my kids have the flu?

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is caused by a virus. No matter how well you try to protect your kids from contagious...

How can I help my child cope with the grief of losing a family pet?

Losing a beloved pet is difficult for everybody, and teens who have grown up with a family pet will find it especially difficult to...

What can I do to calm separation anxiety?

Babies commonly experience separation anxiety when their mothers (or fathers) leave for short periods of time. Of course, there are things you can do...

As a grandparent, what steps can I take to avoid annoying my daughter-in-law?

Becoming the grandparent you always wanted to be is often challenging when you have to avoid stepping on toes, but you are ultimately doing...

How can I make chores fun for my kids?

Unfortunately, chores are never going to scream “fun,” no matter how well-behaved your children are. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do...

When should I tell my daughter that her father will be deployed overseas for a year?

For children, having one parent deployed is not uncommon. Millions of children across the United States have a deployed parent, but this does not...

What are the signs that a one-year-old may have developmental delays?

Developmental delays common in one-year-olds tend to include those related to speech. A child at this stage should be babbling, almost as if he...

What can I do to help my newborn learn language skills early on?

Positive parenting starts early on, and the sooner you begin talking to your baby the earlier he or she will learn to communicate with...